by Terence Dickinson
Thousand of novice stargazers became lifetime enthusiasts when they were introduced to the wonders of the sky by Dickinson’s best seller NIGHTWATCH. Now with this book he takes amateurs to the next level by focusing on the practical aspects of this increasingly popular hobby. He explains why some binoculars and telescopes perform better than others, suggests what equipment to buy and what to avoid. He explains how to enhance the performance of any telescope, and how to contend with light pollution, and to take photographs of galaxies and nebulas.
Each chapter is illustrated with the latest breathtaking amateur astrophotography. This book is an essential reference tool for those who are setting out to “navigate the celestial seas”. HC,2002, 336 Pages. (List $49.95) SW 3.3 lbs.